R&D Specialist

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Date: Jul 19, 2024

Location: Pilawa, PL

Company: AkzoNobel

About AkzoNobel

Since 1792, we’ve been supplying the innovative paints and coatings that help to color people’s lives and protect what matters most. Our world class portfolio of brands – including Dulux, International, Sikkens and Interpon – is trusted by customers around the globe. We’re active in more than 150 countries and use our expertise to sustain and enhance the fabric of everyday life. Because we believe every surface is an opportunity. It’s what you’d expect from a pioneering and long-established paints company that’s dedicated to providing sustainable solutions and preserving the best of what we have today – while creating an even better tomorrow. Let’s paint the future together.


For more information please visit www.akzonobel.com 


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As a member of R&D Paints EMEA team You will:


  • Act as an interface between Manufacturing Unit and R&D Product Development Centre (PDC).

  • Own and facilitate the transition of formulas from R&D-PDC to production according to the needs of local manufacturing.

  • Support MU on a daily basis in case of formulation issues or deviating production results.

  • Redefine recipes to optimise formula performance through the manufacturing process to achieve the required quality specifications.

  • Plan and execute pilots and evaluate trial batches for NPI’s or transfers products ensuring that these products can be efficiently produced with an appropriate quality standard at the specific manufacturing sites.

  • Be involved in projects related to new product or new raw materials implementation, process optimization; set up, plan and execute experiments.

  • Analyze, interpret and report results using project objectives as well as R&D methods and productions guidelines.

  • Participate in complaint handling if related to the local MU and the formulation.


Job Requirements:


  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in chemistry, chemical engineering or relevant field.

  • First experience in the laboratory tests, preferably in R&D.

  • Knowledge of paint formulating, manufacturing and industrialization processes will be big plus.

  • Good problem solving and time management skills.

  • Ability to work as a team player and support others.

  • A solution-focused approach and strong written and spoken communication skills.

  • Good command of English and Polish.


We offer:


  • Opportunity do gain experience in a multinational team.

  • On-site work in a modern R&D center.

  • Friendly working atmosphere.

  • Learning Cafeteria (incl. Percipio).

  • Private medical care.

  • Life insurance.

  • Multisport card.

  • Corporate products at discounted prices



At AkzoNobel we are highly committed to ensuring an inclusive and respectful workplace where all employees can be their best self. We strive to embrace diversity in a context of tolerance. Our talent acquisition process plays an integral part in this journey, as setting the foundations for a diverse environment. For this reason we train and educate on the implications of our Unconscious Bias in order for our TA and hiring managers to be mindful of them and take corrective actions when applicable. In our organization, all qualified applicants receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age or disability.

Requisition ID: 40806 

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